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H 290 x W 205 mm

538 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white; 75 plates in colour

Published Jul 2017

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784916558

Digital: 9781784916565

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Bronze Age; Ireland; Hillforts; Settlement; Chieftons; Warlords; Conflict; Warfare; Swords

Hillforts, Warfare and Society in Bronze Age Ireland

By William O'Brien, James O’Driscoll

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This is the first project to study hillforts in relation to warfare and conflict in Bronze Age Ireland. This project combines remote sensing and GIS-based landscape analysis with conventional archaeological survey to investigate ten prehistoric hillforts across southern Ireland.



1. Introduction (William O’Brien); 2. Prehistoric Hillforts in Ireland and Europe (James O’Driscoll); 3. Clashanimud Hillfort, Co. Cork (William O’Brien); 4. Other Bronze Age Hillforts in Munster/south Leinster (William O’Brien); 5. The Baltinglass Hillfort Landscape of Co. Wicklow (James O’Driscoll); 6. The Baltinglass Hillfort Excavations (William O’Brien); 7. Hillfort Chronology in Ireland (William O’Brien); 8. Modelling the Baltinglass Hillfort Landscape (James O’Driscoll); 9. Hillforts and Warfare (William O’Brien); 10. The Hillfort in Prehistoric Ireland (James O’Driscoll and William O’Brien); Appendix 1. Archaeological survey of environs of Clashanimud hillfort (Nick Hogan); Appendix 2. Public presentation of Clashanimud hillfort (William O’Brien); Appendix 3. Hillfort conservation and forestry in Ireland (William O’Brien; Catalogue of hillforts in Ireland (James O’Driscoll); Bibliography